Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Boris Alsatian Ale


Saverne, France 5.5%

Small dark green 8.5oz bottle. No Freshness date.

For starters, this is an Alsatian Ale, not a "Euro Pale Lager".

It pours a copper-hued gold color with a thin, but lasting white head.

There's a mild fruity smell and a background smell of a just opened grain sack. A faint smell of a musty cellar comes to mind.

The malt possesses a pleasant lightly sweet herbal taste and a dry, raw harshness in the back of the throat.

The hops provide a sharp and edgy bitterness, yet not in an overwhelming way. A little taste of vodka is noticed.

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